Sunday, 11 December 2011

Fabulous Followers Giveaway!

To celebrate hitting 200 followers on Twitter, I promised to do a giveaway - and I'm making good on my promise! Read on for your chance to win these five fabulous YA books...

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

The blurb: "There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it.

"Then, at last, they found the cure."





Numbers by Rachel Ward
The blurb: "Since the day her mother died, Jem has known about the numbers. When she looks in someone's eyes, she can see the date they will die.

"Life is hard, until she meets a boy called Spider. Suddenly her world seems brighter.

"But on a trip to London, Jem foresees a chain of events that will shatter their lives for ever..."




Ultraviolet by R J Anderson

The blurb: "Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.

"This is not her story.

"Unless you count the part where I killed her."





The Declaration by Gemma Malley

The blurb: "My name is Anna and I shouldn't be here. I shouldn't exist. But I do.

"Anna hides her secret diary away each night because she doesn't want to get into trouble for breaking the rules. Life in Grange Hall is governed by rules, rules that have to be obeyed in order to make up for breaking the biggest rule of all. Being born.

"But when Peter arrives and starts to tell Anna shocking things about the outside world, she learns to question the rules and, with Peter, struggles to escape the past and find a better future."

0.4 by Mike Lancaster

The blurb: "My name is Kyle Straker and I don't exist any more.

"So begins the story of Kyle Straker, recorded on old audio tapes. You might think these tapes are a hoax. But perhaps they contain the history of a past world...

"If what the tapes say are true, it means that everything we think we know is a lie.

"And if everything is a lie does that mean that we are, too?"


So, how do you win this brilliant bundle of books, you ask? Simply follow these three steps for your chance of winning!

  1. Follow this blog.
  2. In the comments box below, tell me which YA/MG book has most impressed you this year and why. (Please remember to add your Twitter handle so that I can let you know if you've won!)
  3. Tweet a link to this competition.
See? Easy as.

This competition is open to international followers and closes at 8pm (GMT) on 31st December. So yes - one lucky person will be starting out the new year as a WINNER!

Good luck and thanks for checking out my 200 Fabulous Followers competition.

Kat out x

Saturday, 3 December 2011

So you want to be a YA heroine?

Seeking applicants for the role of YA heroine! Only those who meet the following job requirements need apply:

  • Are you a 16/17-year-old virgin with no complexion issues, no long-term boyfriend and one or more parents who are mysteriously out of the picture?
  • Have you recently started noticing that you have an unusual ability, such as telekinesis, telepathy or seeing dead people?
  • Are you willing to move to a new town/school and immediately become embroiled in mysterious goings-on?
  • Are you ready to discover that you have some vague ancient/mystical/magical destiny to fulfil?
  • Are you prone to searching through dead relatives' libraries, opening mysterious letters and checking old houses for secret passageways? Even when you hear ominous bad-guy-approaching music playing?
  • Are you willing to participate in heated back-and-forth banter with the mysterious (and duh, hot) guy at school for a few chapters, then fall hopelessly and inexplicably in love?
  • Will you put up with a little blood loss to be with the love of your life?
If you have answered YES to all of the above, please leave your details in the comments box below. Because seriously - I wanna know who you are!